Reviews

Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood shares his top picks from the blogosphere this week.   Assessment objectives: an Ofqual concern for Ofqual people; there is nothing for you here!...
Pupil labels can be useful. They attract funding, define strategies, and promote a sense of doing the right thing for those who are disadvantaged. But labels are also...
I’m assuming that some people are happy that Article 50 has been signed, although I’m doing my best to avoid them. Perhaps they are the same people who...
Reviewing Mind Their Hearts is a challenge, because it incorporates two different books, demanding two different reviews, or reviewers. Promising to articulate how our education system can “be...
Reviewer Andrew Old shares the best of the edu-blogosphere this week.   The “quite tidy garden” . . . or why level descriptors aren’t very helpful By @HeatherBellaF...
In September 2015 the worst thing imaginable happened in my school. One of our students was playing football with his friends when he started to feel short of...
Guest reviewer Jill Berry shares her top edu-blogs this week.   A teacher in life and after death By Penny Rabiger (@Penny_Ten) My first choice this week dates...
People often tell me that I don’t look like a vegetarian. I’ve never worked out if this is an insult or not, but it does show how a...
Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   Targets don’t work Katharine Birbalsingh In this lively polemic, Katharine Birbalsingh encourages senior leaders to...
I first encountered Sally Tomlinson’s work in the mid-1980s as a masters student. I recall the immediate impact that her writing had on me all those years ago...
Guest reviewer Emma Mattinson-Hardy takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   We need to talk about the army of elephants @rethinking_ed James Mannion asks whether all the...
Hanif Qadir has produced an exceptional book that combines his experience as a former extremist with his subsequent extensive, dedicated and painstaking work in the Active Change Foundation...

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